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Am I overengineering my application? [duplicate]

At present moment, my desktop application operates purely on file names. That is, it parses file names and then reasons about the data contained therein. However, in the future, I see that there is a ...
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Am I right that switching programming languages will have little impact on the scalability of a CRUD API?

An external consultant to our team advised us to rewrite our SaaS offering (essentially a CRUD API) in .NET because this is more "scalable" than using Node.js (or Ruby on Rails, Flask, etc.)....
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Does it make sense to use byte instead of int in Java? [duplicate]

Recently, I had to implement a business rule in a certain project. The rule basically consisted of checking a range between 1 and 12, values that would be used later, in some way, with Bootstrap. ...
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Is denormalising a database for speed an anti-pattern?

I have a database with a 1:m relationship. I have to display a list of parents to the user rapidly on a home screen at startup. The parent shows a single piece of information that is a sum of a ...
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ASP.NET MVC - Using Session Variables or Caching to prevent unnecessary calls. Is it a good practice in general?

I have an application that consists of multiple sections of which each section will need to load data from various API calls. Now I'm thinking of taking advantage of Session variables(or caching) to ...
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How to design and join more complex entities

I am developing a small ERP software. I'm wondering how to design entities as well as where to join them. I'm just gonna start with an example, that makes it way easier. Say I'm modelling a ...
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Pythonic way of writing `for my_var in my_iterable` [closed]

A very common pattern in python is: for something in ['an', 'iterable']: func(something) I almost always see the iterable as a list (like in this example), but it could very well be a tuple, set,...
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Using static type checking to protect against business errors

I'm big a fan of static type checking. It prevents you from making stupid mistakes like this: // java code Adult a = new Adult(); a.setAge("Roger"); //static type checker would complain a.setName(42)...
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Preload Lookup Values on Startup of Application, or Fetch Them As Necessary?

We have all kinds of Lookups in our application, stored in a separate table, LOOKUP_T. Should the application load them all on startup, and keep them in a global lifecycle variable -- or is it OK to ...
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When defining constants, which is more important? Easier to find? Or narrower scope?

For example, consider I have constants VOL_MIN and VOL_MAX, which is used inside 1 function only: public void setVolume(int val){ final int VOL_MIN = 1; final int VOL_MAX = 10; val=Math....
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How do I document my code for minimum time review? [closed]

I want to document my code such that there is minimum need for reading and browsing the code again months later. I know that there are different types of documentation (in source code and outside, ...
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Is it bad practice for my backend to call 3rd party API's synchronously when processing a request?

I use a third party API on my webapp that is accessed when the user requests a particular ressource. I'm worried that the successive API calls happening upon user's request might cause the user to ...
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Avoiding exceptions for performance optimization

In our code base, I see a lot of code like this var error = ValidatePhoneNumber(userId, phoneNumber); //if validation fails, return error if(!string.IsNullOrEmpty(error)) { return error; } If I ...
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How to prevent a colleague introducing extreme complexity and abstraction?

I am having a very difficult time because my colleague seems to exhibit Premature/Unnecessary optimization efforts Premature deduplication with questionable abstractions For example, we use a ...
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A large part of my code has a major design flaw. Finish it off or fix it now? [closed]

I am a high school student working on a C# project with a friend of mine with about the same skill level as me. So far, we have written roughly 3,000 lines of code and 250 lines of test code in a span ...
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